NCI Drug Dictionary

The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

An inhibitor of the sodium-dependent glucose co-transporter (sodium-glucose transporter; sodium-glucose transport protein; sodium-glucose linked transporter; SGLT) family members 1 and 2 (SGLT1/2) with antihyperglycemic activity. By binding to and blocking SGLT1/2, licogliflozin suppresses the reabsorption of glucose in the proximal tubule within the kidneys and enhances urinary excretion of glucose. This normalizes blood glucose levels. SGLT1/2, parts of a transport system expressed in the proximal renal tubules, mediate the majority of renal glucose reabsorption from tubular fluid. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Code name:LIK 066